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Employee attendance over the Winter season

Winter time is upon us once again, harsh winds, ice, cold weather and the possibility of snow. Last year we saw heavy snowfall and the country come to a halt, the chances of that happening again this winter are increasing daily. So make sure your employee handbooks have the correct policies in place to cope…

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Oh! Those January Blues ……

Helping your employees to beat the January Blues The dismal weather combined with struggling bank balances and weight gain after the Christmas frivolities means that it is hardly surprising that the most depressing day of the year falls in January – Blue Monday. January is also noted as the most popular month of the year…

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Featured: Did your Christmas party leave you with a HR headache?

HR is not something to ignore until a problem comes up; if you are prepared and plan ahead, you can prevent problems from arising in the first place, which will help you avoid unnecessary hassle. —- Happy New Year! How was your office party? Have you been suffering with a Human Resources headache ever since…

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How social media can have a negative effect on business

Social Media, a rapid new tool which can be used in many different ways. Social networking has become another mean of how people choose to communicate and share information about their personal lives. Using social media in the correct way, such as for marketing purposes can have huge advantages for business owners and has proved…

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Employment law updates- are you keeping up?

HR, Equality Act, National Minimum Wage, TUPE, tribunals

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Are zero hours contracts right for you?

zero contract, HELP, HR, flexible hours, employment law, ACAS

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Tribunal reform confirmation

The Government has now confirmed the date for its reforms to the Employment Tribunal as mentioned in April’s bulletin. As of 29th July 2013 fees will be implemented for any claims and appeals made to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). This will not be applicable for claims that are already in the system. Two main…

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The Right To Wear a Cross and other Employment Law cases

Interesting Employment Law Cases Discrimination – religion. The right to wear a cross. The Euopean Court of Human Rights found that Ms Eweida, a Christian, was discriminated against when British Airways refused to allow her to visibly wear a crucifix at work, in contravention of its uniform policy.  The ECHR ruled that Ms Eweida’s rights…

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Starting the relationship off on the right foot

Terms and conditions of employment may be straightforward enough but are often limited in regard to the transactional and economic element of the relationship. Job roles and duties may give an indication of what is expected of an employee but not necessarily to the level at which they are to be performed or how those…

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What is the best way to deal with unhappy employees?

Are your employees’ moans and groans like the common cold?  Hard to shake off and preventing you from concentrating on the day to day business? It’s not difficult to understand why employees’ morale may be on the low side given the tough economic times we face but this can have an adverse effect on a…

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